European Seniors: Men and women to face England in semis
 Garth McGimpsey (Royal Portrush) driving at the 15th tee in the final round of the 2016 Leinster Seniors Amateur Open Championship at Glasson Golf Club today (22/06/2016). Picture by  Pat Cashman

Garth McGimpsey (Royal Portrush) driving at the 15th tee in the final round of the 2016 Leinster Seniors Amateur Open Championship at Glasson Golf Club today (22/06/2016). Picture by Pat Cashman

Ireland will face England in the semi-finals of both the European Senior Men's and European Ladies' Team Championships on Friday.

In the men's event at PGA Sweden National, Ireland beat hosts Sweden 3-2 with Garth McGimpsey claiming a crucial 4 and 3 win over Mariusz Eriksson in the anchor singles.

Eamonn Haugh and John Mitchell won their foursomes match 5 and 4 and while Jom Carvill made it 2-0 with a 4 and 3 singles win over Patrik Eriksson, Adrian Morrow and Karl Bornemann both lost, leaving McGimpsey to clinch Ireland's place in the last four.

Scotland beat Norway 4-1 and will face Denmark in the other semi-final following their 4-1 win over Spain.

In the European European Senior Ladies' Team Championship in Slovakia, defending champions Ireland beat Belgium 4-1 by claiming the first three matches.

Following a foursomes win for Carol Wickham and Sheena McElroy, singles wins from Laura Webb and Catherine Reilly made it 3-0 and the other two matches were called in.

Ireland now take on England, who beat Spain 4-1 with the winners to meet France (3-2 winners over Spain) or Germany (3-2 winners over Sweden) in Saturday's final.